Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60th coronation anniversary

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Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60th coronation anniversary

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Queen Elizabeth II has been celebrating 60 years since her coronation.

The British monarch is spending the anniversary in private.

A commemorative service will be held on Tuesday in Westminster Abbey, where the young Elizabeth was crowned.

Earlier this week, the queen visited the London barracks of Lee Rigby, the soldier killed in a brutal attack in the UK capital last month that shocked the nation.

The queen was crowned on 2nd June 1953, at the age of 27.

The coronation took place more than a year after Elizabeth acceded to the throne, to allow a period of mourning for her father King George VI.

Six decades on a festival will be held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace in July to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s reign.